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  • Summary: Also known as Out Of This World, Another World is a pioneer action/platformer that released across more than a dozen platforms since its debut in 1991. Along the years, Another World has attained cult status among critics and sophisticated gamers alike.

    Another World chronicles the story
    Also known as Out Of This World, Another World is a pioneer action/platformer that released across more than a dozen platforms since its debut in 1991. Along the years, Another World has attained cult status among critics and sophisticated gamers alike.

    Another World chronicles the story of Lester Knight Chaykin a young scientist hurtled through space and time by a nuclear experiment that goes wrong. In an alien and inhospitable world, you will have to dodge, outwit, and overcome the host of alien monsters, while surviving an environment as deadly as your enemies. Only a perfect blend of logic and skill will get you past the deadly obstacles that lie in wait.
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Jul 31, 2014
    74
    Another World is one of the most important video games of all time. It started the ball rolling for cinematic action games with emotional stories, and it has never looked better than it does on the PlayStation 4. Sadly, the game's short length and barebones package keeps this from being a must own, but the low asking price and three-way cross-buy may make Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition worth considering.
  2. Jul 24, 2014
    70
    Another World is a short game, but it has replay value after you survive its strange retro world, and earn the perk of hindsight for a speed run.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Aug 25, 2014
    70
    Brutally difficult and timelessly fun. Another World is an important game, but also overpriced. [September 2014, p77]
  4. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Aug 26, 2014
    60
    Today it carries far more historical worth than it does actual entertainment. [Sept 2014, p.110]
  5. Jul 11, 2014
    40
    I was excited about Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition. In fact, I volunteered to review it, because I’d heard so many good things about it from friends, and I admire its intriguing look and mysterious alien ambiance. And yet it took me about five minutes to realize that Another World is best left in their fond memories. I
  6. Games Master UK
    Aug 24, 2014
    22
    It has aged terribly. [Oct 2014, p.80]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 5 out of 18
  1. Oct 28, 2014
    10
    Another World is an action-adventure video game designed and developed by Eric Chahi and edited by Delphine Software. Especially noted for hisAnother World is an action-adventure video game designed and developed by Eric Chahi and edited by Delphine Software. Especially noted for his release for his film design, graphics and gameplay, it is now considered a cult classic. Originally released in 1991 on Amiga and Atari ST, Another World was later ported to a number of machines and was reissued in 2006 in a collector version graphically improved and in 2013 on the Atari Jaguar with the permission of the authority. The game was released under the name Another World in Europe and Australia, Out of this World in North America Outer World in Japan. Expand
  2. Nov 6, 2014
    10
    Love long games, i feel im getting more for my money, having said that, MORE than long games, i LOVE GREAT GAMES, and thats what another worldLove long games, i feel im getting more for my money, having said that, MORE than long games, i LOVE GREAT GAMES, and thats what another world (out of this world) is to me, this is one of those games that changed the lifes of those who played it when it came out, it was also made entirely by one guy!
    My fav version so far is the snes one, since they put extra music which truly set the mood in some parts of the game.
    This is a very cinematic game, and one of the first to do that, but also has very interesting gameplay, hit or miss sometime you'll die many times in a trial and error manner, never loosing the fun, you dont mind cause you're very interested about what comes next! love the sequel too, shame they didn't included it in this anniversary release since the game is very short. The sequel is a very good game and gives it a proper closure in my opinion, only released for sega cd, so get an emulator and play it!

    This game is one of the favorite games of metal gear creator Koshima, play it and see why.
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  3. Jul 24, 2014
    8
    When I first bought it, I had a really good feeling it was going to be an awesome game. And, as it turns out, it was! Sure, you're going toWhen I first bought it, I had a really good feeling it was going to be an awesome game. And, as it turns out, it was! Sure, you're going to have frustrating deaths and the fact that the game is very short, but that won't stop you from replaying it again and again. You can also switch between original and new graphics and soundtrack. How cool is that? This game deserves an honest 8 out of 10. Expand
  4. Sep 8, 2018
    5
    A very frustrating yet important game. While extremely important in terms of cinematic storytelling in video games a lot of the game is unfairA very frustrating yet important game. While extremely important in terms of cinematic storytelling in video games a lot of the game is unfair and intended to be trial and error. Expand
  5. Nov 7, 2021
    5
    I was honestly surprised by how engaged I was with this game from the start. It mostly handles well even from a modern perspective, but thenI was honestly surprised by how engaged I was with this game from the start. It mostly handles well even from a modern perspective, but then the classic 90s difficulty spike set in, making you re-run the same obstacles over and over from a distant checkpoint until you get every single button press with perfect timing. Obviously this is fault I have with the original game design, and I think the remaster as a whole was quite a good job. Expand
  6. Jul 19, 2014
    4
    This game has not aged well. I don't mean in it's presentation; I can stand old looking visuals and low-quality audio since this game ISThis game has not aged well. I don't mean in it's presentation; I can stand old looking visuals and low-quality audio since this game IS 20-something years old. That's not the reason why this game hasn't aged well. The reasons why it hasn't aged well are it's clunky controls and insistence ion frustrating mechanics that make this feel less like a game and more like pulling your toenails out. The controls, in an attempt to make the character feel more realistic, are slow, clunky, and rather unresponsive. Slow in that it takes a while for your character to even think about moving his left big toe to begin walking. Clunky in that, in addition to the sluggishness of your character, movement is restricted to those that can only be done in real life. You can't jump twice your height; only about six or seven inches off the ground. Unresponsive in that sometimes your character will just decide to NOT move in the direction that you told him to, or sometimes not at all.

    I feel that these could be forgiven if the gameplay was smooth and intuitive enough.

    NOPE.

    Platforming is clunky, requiring pixel-perfect lands to continue without instantly dying. Combat, is twitch-based and requires you to time your shots carefully so that way you don't die instantly, all enemies have hidden moves that they don't show until you're right next to them that kill you instantly, all falls kill you instantly, water kills you instantly, you can run into a room and have no idea what's in the next screen and have whatever is in there kill you instantly. Did I mention the instant deaths in this game? And the worst part is that the game uses an extremely inconsistent checkpoint system where, at some points, you'll have to complete large, extremely difficult sections of the game because you accidentally mistimed your jump and fell into a pit and died instantly. All of this stuff can't hide that fact that these frustration measures are used to stretch a 45-minute game to around two to three hours in length.

    Save your $8 ($10 on PC for some odd reason) and watch the Game Grumps fail miserably at it; it'll be INFINITELY more fun than going through it yourself.
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  7. Aug 4, 2020
    1
    The controls... omg the controls. They are SO BAD, they make Alone in the dark and Flashback feel like free flowing lovely 2019 platformers.The controls... omg the controls. They are SO BAD, they make Alone in the dark and Flashback feel like free flowing lovely 2019 platformers. Miserable. Wanted to claw my brains out after 2 minutes of playing.
    Graphics are crap too, even if the game of course is very old. I've heard/read that the story is supposed to be good but to be honest, I never played long enough to experience it - deleted the game after 5 minutes. The game has aged awfully.
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